Thanksgiving & Beer

It’s November! Time to do some research for your Thanksgiving dinner…whether you’re cooking at home or looking for a gift to take to your Thanksgiving host or hostess, beer is a perfect pairing.

“There’s usually a pretty varied spread at my place for Thanksgiving and I like to go with a saison to pair across the board because it’s so versatile. Turkey, even when done perfectly isn’t the most flavorful of meats, so I like to think of what else is going with it. Saison’s yeasty and herbal notes resonate perfectly with the breadiness and herbal flavors of stuffing; its dryness contrasts well with the sweetness of roasted vegetables; and its effervescence helps to cut through the richness of things like buttery mashed potatoes and gravy.”—Jesse Vallins (The Saint Tavern) From Serious Eats (http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2013/11/ask-a-cicerone-beer-expert-best-beers-for-thanksgiving-advice.html)

Of course, we recommend the Old Ox Farm-to-Table Saison, which goes on tap today in the tasting room! Tripp and Lee from Whole Foods Market – Fair Lakes brought locally sourced honey, sage, and rosemary to Old Ox Brewery in October to collaborate on a farmhouse ale to compliment the holiday season. The result of this inspired brew session is a beautifully crisp and dry Saison ale with fragrant herbal spice and delicate sweetness balanced with spritzy carbonation and just a hint of tartness. Farmhouse to Table is the perfect compliment to your holiday meal….Enjoy with family and friends.

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